Thank you for sharing why voting matters to you on National Voter Registration Day in September! The 50-state holiday drew thousands of organizations and volunteers that worked to ensure that our family, friends, and neighbors are registered to vote.
Why does registering matter? States, cities, counties and towns have big elections coming soon. Primaries for next year’s state and national elections are fast approaching. It’s time to get involved no matter what party you support or which issues matter most to you.
The purpose of the #OYUvotes campaign is to uplift the voices of opportunity youth about the importance of voting and encourage all our members to register themselves and their peers to vote.
How Can I Get Involved?
Simple! Below are a action steps you can take to help us create a buzz!!!
1. Make a 30-second NONPARTISAN* video about why voting matters and why you vote. Share it via your social media networks using the hash tags #OYUvotes #whyIvote….. check out some samples in our YouTube playlist above.
2. Be sure you have registered to vote and urge your friends and peers to register, through the OYU website page (bit.ly/OYUvotes). Take a selfie or picture of people registering and share it to create buzz, using the hashtag #OYUvotes!
3. Check out our #OYUvotes Voter Challenge on Facebook!
You can also check the National Voter Registration Day website for more resources and ways to get involved!
WATCH the #OYUvotes Playlist
November 7th is an important day for key elections in many states. It is an opportunity for you to continue to use your voice to encourage friends, family and loved ones to register to vote. It starts with YOU. To start, verify your status and find your poling place here.
Then, share why voting matters to you using the #OYUvotes hashtag and invite a friend or family member to register to vote TODAY!
* Please keep your videos nonpartisan: the videos should focus on why voting matters and what you think about voter engagement, and can mention specific issues or causes. However, they should not mention particular candidates or parties, either in support or opposition.